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IN THE MIDDLE OF a comment thread at Lucianne on the coming health-care backlash (consider the scorn quotes added to “health care”), what to my wondering eyes should appear but this banner ad:

Considering that the mere prospect of the Feds’ meddling in matters medical has the usual suspect trying to diminish the importance of breast cancer screenings, maybe next year it might be 80,000?

That’s sick, Alger!

Blood dancing? Or a clear-eyed assessment of the possible outcomes of government going where it has no business?

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